GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2010, 18:40   #1
Annoyedgrunt
Dry Heat my ASS
 
Annoyedgrunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: AZ
Posts: 5,594
Remington Rand with Springfield emblem on the frame

I was at one of the gunshops in town, and asked to see a Remington Rand 1911A1 that looked to be in pretty decent shape. It had some holster wear, and it was a former MP sidearm, as it had a number kind of spray paint-stenciled on the right grip panel; like you see with MP weapons. Anywho, on the right side of the frame, just underneath and to the rear of the cocking serration, there was a distinct stamp that looked like the Springfield Armory logo- you know, the crossed cannons with a grenade in the middle. I asked the guy "Is this a Springfield frame?" He said no, that it was indeed a full Remington, and that the stamp was an armorer's stamp, and that Springfield actually stole this logo later on.

Is he pulling my leg, or is there some truth to this? The gun was $1200, if that helps.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by barbedwiresmile View Post
That's true. Because those with very high IQs are often found on the general BS section of gun forums, stating as much to those who will listen.
Annoyedgrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 18:59   #2
Jim S.
Senior Member
 
Jim S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 4,749
Armorer's stamps are usually fairly small, where as the manufacturing stamps are fairly large. I haven't seen many manufacturer stamps on frames, usually on the slides.
__________________
The Evil Captain Kirk
Jim S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 19:12   #3
Annoyedgrunt
Dry Heat my ASS
 
Annoyedgrunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: AZ
Posts: 5,594
Yeah, it was pretty small, maybe about a quarter of an inch.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by barbedwiresmile View Post
That's true. Because those with very high IQs are often found on the general BS section of gun forums, stating as much to those who will listen.
Annoyedgrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 19:27   #4
faawrenchbndr
CLM Number 281
NRA Life Member
 
faawrenchbndr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: US
Posts: 31,934
Sounds like a US Ordnance Inspector's stamp.
Is it about the diameter of a wooden pencil's eraser?

Last edited by faawrenchbndr; 01-15-2010 at 19:32..
faawrenchbndr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 20:12   #5
bac1023
Senior Member
 
bac1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 87,190
Inspection stamp
bac1023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 20:53   #6
Annoyedgrunt
Dry Heat my ASS
 
Annoyedgrunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: AZ
Posts: 5,594
Quote:
Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr View Post
Is it about the diameter of a wooden pencil's eraser?
Yep, sure was.

It did seem like a nice specimen. The only things it had going against it was I don't think it was all matching serial numbers, and just some light scratches and holster wear. No rust, pitting, corrosion, barrel looked clean, VERY good lockup... seriously, if I had $1200 burning a hole in my pocket I would probably buy it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by barbedwiresmile View Post
That's true. Because those with very high IQs are often found on the general BS section of gun forums, stating as much to those who will listen.
Annoyedgrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 09:41   #7
paul45
old crank
 
paul45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,918
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annoyedgrunt View Post
Yep, sure was.

It did seem like a nice specimen. The only things it had going against it was I don't think it was all matching serial numbers,
Being that the serial number is only on the right side of the frame, how do you make that assumption?
paul45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 11:32   #8
Annoyedgrunt
Dry Heat my ASS
 
Annoyedgrunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: AZ
Posts: 5,594
Maybe I was mistaken- there was a number on the slide, and one on the frame, and I just noticed that they didn't match. I didn't really look at them that long.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by barbedwiresmile View Post
That's true. Because those with very high IQs are often found on the general BS section of gun forums, stating as much to those who will listen.
Annoyedgrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 16:56   #9
Jason D
Silver Membership
INFRINGED!
 
Jason D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Mivonks, MI
Posts: 41,429
The US Government was very fond of stamping numbers on everything.
I have a .45 that has part numbers on the barrel, slide, and barrel bushing.
__________________
An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty.

Alexander Hamilton, author of Federalist No. 1. 10/27/1787
Jason D is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 00:57.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 818
211 Members
607 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42